EL PASO, Texas, June 27, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Nanoforce Inc. (Pink Sheets:NNFC), a developer of nano-materials, new refining processes, and equipment for use in alternative and existing energy sector technologies announces the issuance of a patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office detailing a method of producing catalysts and compositions of matter that enhance reactions between hydrogen and organic materials.
"Receiving this notice of patent allowance increases the protection we have for our exclusive nano-catalyst oil refining technology product line," said David Rendina, CEO of Nanoforce. "The catalyst is ideal for use in new reactors currently under development at our Refinery Science Corp. subsidiary that are designed to upgrade the abundant Extra Heavy Crude, Heavy Crude, and Residual Bottoms found in North America. Our ability to protect the intellectual property behind the highly innovative technologies we are developing for the energy sector has very positive implications for Company growth."
The invention describes catalysts and materials that are comprised in part of catalytically active, single molecule thick, nano-materials produced using Nanoforce's exclusive methods.
"The award of this patent is a fantastic addition to their existing IP portfolio," said Dr. Ed Hauptmann, Refinery Science Corp. Director of Engineering. The patent was officially issued on June 13, 2006.
About Nanoforce, Inc.
Nanoforce is engaged in the research, development, acquisition and commercialization of advanced materials science products and processes including nanotechnology. Nanotechnology is the science of building and manipulating materials, devices and processes on the scale of atoms and molecules (one billionth of a meter). According to market research, it is estimated that worldwide revenues from products using nanotechnology will increase to $2.6 trillion in 2014, equal to about 15% of global manufacturing output, from $13 billion in 2004 (Lux Research). Nanoforce is taking advantage of rapid innovation in materials science to meet critical needs in growing industry sectors including petroleum refining and biodiesel production. www.nanoforcetechnologies.com.
About Refinery Science Corp.
Refinery Science Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Nanoforce, is a material science-based petroleum technology business. The company intends to apply the benefits of its latest developments in material science and nanotechnology to provide solutions to issues associated with the production and transportation of extra heavy crude, and increase profits from refining heavy crude and residual bottoms. The Company's unique nano-materials may enable companies to profitably refine low quality crude oil, such as that from shale and oil sands that are difficult and expensive to process. www.refineryscience.com.
About Clemco Industries Inc.
Clemco Industries Inc., a subsidiary of Nanoforce, is a Canadian corporation that provides bioremediation and ancillary services to food sector establishments, with established clients and annual revenues in excess of $1 million. Clemco produces a proprietary group of micro-organisms and employs them in a unique business system that enables clients to comply with legal wastewater management requirements. www.thelegacysystem.com
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Nanoforce Inc. 186-4800 N. Stanton St. El Paso, TX 79902 (604) 288-7703 www.nanoforcetechnologies.com